Banducci Associates Architects, Inc. (BAA) is a design-oriented architectural firm with a reputation for excellence in a wide variety of project types. Founded by David Banducci, AIA, in 1987, BAA is headquartered in Pleasanton enabling us to effectively deliver projects throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. 

BAA has a diverse client mix comprised of civic, residential, commercial, interior architecture and building renovation projects. The firm believes in a collaborative process, not only with the client, but also with consultants, contractors and local craftsmen, to achieve the highest standards in the final, built product. Recently, we have developed a special interest in the design of high technology workspace projects, which give the firm the opportunity to integrate architecture, interior design and furnishings into a comprehensive solution that reflects each client’s vision. 

  1. Our inclusive architecture and interior design approach provides a seamless interactive process that allows clients to fully understand how their project will take shape.
  2. Our management team remains closely involved throughout all phases of design, documentation and construction.
  3. Our realistic design visualizations and close attention to detail ensure that our projects achieve the design vision, while costs are always monitored throughout the process.

With each client and every individual project, there is a commitment to a high level of design quality and personalized service unique to that particular project.



DAVID BANDUCCI, AIA functions as Principal, Lead Designer, and Project Manager on both architectural, renovation and interiors projects.  He has over thirty-eight years of experience in the planning, design, and management of civic and commercial projects.  Mr. Banducci has created a design-oriented architectural and interior design firm that emphasizes a high level of quality, service and responsiveness to the Client’s needs in every aspect of each project.  The firm has been published several times, and has received numerous design awards, most notably from the Concrete Masonry Association and the American Institute of Architects. 

KAREN BANDUCCI received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from San Jose State University in 1984 and has over 34 years of interior design experience.  After working for several of the top interiors firms in the South Bay Area, she joined Banducci Associates in 1993, and has been the lead designer for many of the firm’s interior projects for high-profile Silicon Valley corporate clients.  Her current emphasis is on the design of corporate interiors for the technology industry, often involving comprehensive interior design services including finish and material selections and specifications, along with furniture selection and millwork design.  

PHILLIP HERRINGTON has over 35 years of architectural practice experience in a wide variety of project types including office, civic, multi-family residential and commercial interiors projects.  He started Herrington Architecture in Myrtle Beach in 1995, specializing in civic, commercial office and residential design projects.  Honors and awards include a distinguished service award from the Gulf States AIA, a Housing and Urban Development award for the Reuse of a historic building, and a Merit Award for the Police Department Annex Training Facility.

WILL DI MICHELE graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and has extensive experience in both exterior and interiors projects.  Will’s design and technical skill set, combined with his great attention to detail, creativity, good problem solving, strong organizational skills, and experience with consultant coordination has enabled him to deliver projects on time and of high quality. In addition to his 3D rendering and visualization skills, he has been a leader on multiple project types and has engaged City staff to obtain the necessary permits and approvals with great success.

SARA JALILIAN received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco after her previous studies at Azad University in Tehran, Iran.  While at CCA she won an Architecture Division Jury Prize for her architectural partition design project.  She has work experience as a planning assistant and has also worked for interior and landscape design firms.  At BAA she has been an enthusiastic design team member working on commercial interiors projects, preparing construction documents, color and material boards, detailed finish plans and 3D renderings.



Town of Danville, 2010 Town Council Award for 345 Hartz Avenue Renovation, downtown Danville, CA. Category: Outstanding building design.

Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada, Grand Award 2008

CMACN/AIA-California Council Design Awards Program for Fair Swim Center, San Jose, CA. Category: Public/Civic Project. 

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American Institute of Architects, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2002 Visions of the Valley Design Award for 450 South First Street, San Jose. Category: Commercial Renovation Project. 

City of San Jose, Mayor’s Commendation Award 2003 for “The continuing contribution to enhancing the unique character of San Jose through innovative design solutions for public and private places’, Ron Gonzales/Office of the Mayor, City of San Jose.

City of San Jose Commendation Award 2003, from the Beautification, Historic Preservation and Architectural Design Committee, City of San Jose, for the Studio Theatre Renovation and Re-use.